Un Dia

October 27, 2009

juana-molina-un-diaStravinsky’s Rite of Spring prompted a riot when it was premiered in Paris in 1913, and some speculate that the music was simply so new that people’s heads couldn’t deal with it– so they went a bit nuts. Juana Molina had a similar experience when she first appeared on the music scene. Critics in her native Argentina absolutely savaged her in the 90’s when she released her first album. Now, she’s a critical darling. What happened?

Our ears caught up with her. Juana was on the vanguard of musicians like Imogen Heap, Andrew Bird, Zoe Keating, and Tin Cup Prophette. Now, her music fits into the contours of the genre that she and these artists have carved out together. She makes some fantastic music using loops and filters. I don’t really know a better way to describe it than to say her music just has so much texture. The sounds buzz around, but not purposelessly; instead everything works off everything else,and it just keeps your attention riveted.

So, her newest album is called Un Dia and it is definitely worth it.


One Response to “Un Dia”

  1. universeofamadeus said

    I shall have to investigate this.
    And I have to say, “Fail, WordPress”. No HTML editing within comments? Or am I missing something?

    I enjoy Imogen and Tin Cup Prophette, so this will be a welcome addition to the collection.

    My latest listen: Tally Hall’s “Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum”. May not be to your palate, though.


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